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Paksha and Tithi

wikipedia Paksha

see also wikipedia Pitrupaksha


Dark Side Dark Half * 15 lunar sections

Apara Apa-kshiyamanya Krishna Tamisra Paksha


Bright Side Bright Half * 15 lunar sections

Purva Apuryamanya Shukla Zukla Zuddha Paksha

Vocabulary for Paksha * Paksa * Pakza

  • "a wing , pinion
  • a symbol. name of the number two
  • a feather , the feathers on both sides of an arrow
  • the fin of a fish
  • the shoulder
  • the flank or side or the half of anything
  • the side or wing of a building
  • the wing or flank of an army

the half of a lunar month

(the first half from new moon to full moon was called pUrva or apUryamANa, later zukla or zuddha

the other half was called apara apa-kSIyamANa, later kRSNa or tAmisra

each fortnight consists of 15 Tithis or lunar days called pratham, dvitiya, etc.


  • a side , party , faction;

    multitude , number , troop , set , class of beings;

    partisan , adherent , follower , friend

  • the enemy's side or a partisan of the enemy
  • one who has many adherents


  • side position , place , steadtead
  • instead of or by way of
  • one of two cases or one side of an argument , an alternative
  • on the other hand
  • in this case
  • in the other case
  • a point or matter under discussion , a thesis , a particular theory , a position advanced or an argument to be maintained
  • an action or lawsuit
  • (in logic) the proposition to be proved in a syllogism
  • any supposition or view , motion , idea , opinion
  • an excellent idea
  • (in algebra) a primary division or the side of an equation in a primary division
  • the wall of a house or any wall"

Vocabulary for tithi

"a lunar day

30th part of a whole lunation of rather more than 27 solar days

15 Tithi, during the moon's increase, constitute the light half of the month

and the other 15 the dark half

the auspicious Tithi are Nanda, Bhadra, Vijaya, Purna"

ZuklaPakza 15 Tithi *

Purva Apuryamanya Shukla Zukla Zuddha Paksha


wikipedia Prathama-Pratipada

wikipedia Dwitiya

wikipedia Tritiya

1. Prathama * Pratima * Pratipada * Nanda

2. Dwitiya* Bija * Duja * Bhadra

3. Tritiya * Jaya Vijaya

4. Chaturthi * {Rikta} Ganesha

5. Panchami * Purna

6. Shashti * Nanda

7. Saptami * Bhadra

8. Ashtami * Jaya Vijaya * Durga

9. Navami * {Rikta}

10. Dashami * Purna

11. Ekadashi * Nanda

12. Dwadashi * Bhadra

13. Thrayodashi * Pradosha * Jaya Vijaya

14. Chaturdashi * {Rikta}

15.Purnima * Purna

KrishnaPaksha 15 Tithi *

Apara Apa-kshiyamanya Krishna Tamisra Paksha


wikipedia Amavasya
1. Prathama * Pratima * Pratipada * Nanda

2. Dwitiya* Bija * Duja * Bhadra

3. Tritiya * Jaya Vijaya

4. Chaturthi * {Rikta} Ganesha

5. Panchami * Purna

6. Shashti * Nanda

7. Saptami * Bhadra

8. Ashtami * Jaya Vijaya * Durga

9. Navami * {Rikta}

10. Dashami * Purna

11. Ekadashi * Nanda

12. Dwadashi * Bhadra

13. Trayodasi * Pradosha * Jaya Vijaya

14. Chaturdashi * {Rikta}

15. Amavasya * Puthuppi Rai * Purna

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